Startup Trips

Explore new cities and companies with HackCville.

Join hundreds of students on trips across the country to connect with high-growth and innovative companies. Get an inside look into modern careers, get connected with industry leaders and alumni, and explore cities like New York, DC, Austin, San Francisco, Charlottesville, Richmond, and more.

How our trips work ↓

All Upcoming Trips

New York City

March 7 - 11 (Spring Break)

Track Options: Female Founders, Diversity in Tech, and Climate Change Startups

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"HackCville's startup trip showed me career paths I hadn't even considered at UVa, and it's where I found a job I absolutely love."

- Peter Simonsen, UVa 2015

How Startup Trips Work

1. Apply

Any UVA student can apply to our trips through our quick online application. (We give extra consideration to existing HackCville members, but not guaranteed admission.) You don't need to be looking for an internship or job to apply - these trips are a great opportunity to just get inspired and learn about the opportunities available to you.

2. Career Prep

Accepted students will get access to exclusive workshops where we'll help you tweak your resume, LinkedIn, and share tips and tricks for effective networking. Students will submit their final resumes in advance of the trip to be sent to our hiring company partners.

3. Company Visits

On a typical trip, we'll visit 5-6 companies for about an hour each. We often speak to high-level employees - founders, CTOs, marketing directors, etc - about their experiences. HackCville and/or UVA alumni employees at these companies are frequent hosts of these visits.

4. Alumni Mixer

We end each day of visits with an opportunity to network with dozens of local alumni in whatever city we're visiting. You'll get to talk to them about how they got to where they are today. Many are hiring, too! Most students walk away with new friends and new contacts that can help them with their personal projects, academic journey, and job prospects.

5. Still have questions?

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Watch an overview of our annual trip to New York City:

Our Partners

Trip Fees

Our startup trips have been proven to be transformative experiences that dramatically expand the opportunities and networks of attendees. Because of this, our goal is to make these trips as accessible as possible.

Our supportive sponsors enable us to subsidize the cost of all our trips, sometimes by as much as 50%. Partial and full scholarships are available to students with financial need. Applications are reviewed need-blind.

Do you represent a company?

We're always looking for new company partners to introduce to our talented students.